APR 20, 2017 / E.C. Gladstone
Since Nevada voters passed a ballot initiative last November approving cannabis for recreational use, there’s been a booming interest in “weed tourism”—people visiting from other states and countries, interested in smoking legally, whether for medicinal or other reasons. No doubt more than a few friends coming to EDC are curious, too.
But there are a lot of misconceptions and misinformation floating around, so we thought it might be a good idea to talk to some local industry experts—Paul Schloss, President of Redwood Cultivators (who grow Willie Nelson’s strains); Andrew Jolley, CEO of the Source dispensaries; and Katy Bruce, a local cannabis industry consultant—and sort out fact from fiction.
Q: So, is it legal for anyone to smoke in Las Vegas now?
A: Well, no—sorry. The November ballot initiative made certain things legal starting this year, but local and state governments are still figuring out exactly how that will work. And yes, the federal government still disagrees.
Q: I have a medical card from my home state/country. Can I smoke in Nevada? Can I buy there?
A: Yes. “We have reciprocity,” explains Schloss. “We can accept medical cards from any state or country, accompanied by proper ID.” Of the 22 states with medical cannabis laws, Nevada is the only one that does this.
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